Hellenic Retina Society (H.R.S.)
Member: NGO Free
Veranzerou 14, Omonoia, 10432 Athens, Greece
Hellenic Retina Society (H.R.S) represents visually impaired persons (blind and partially-sighted), who suffer from degenerative, hereditary diseases of the retina, macular degeneration (AMD) and optic nerve.It was established in 1989 and develops activities at local, national and international level with the aim to encourage and promote strategies for research and new therapies, to prevent blindness, to promote issues of restoration (visual aids) and to integrate visually impaired persons.
At the same time it organizes activities to inform patients-members about the latest scientific developments, focuses on raising the level of public awareness about the problems encountered by visually impaired persons, it informs scientific and other services, organisations (disabilities and healthcare professionals associations) in public and private sectors.
It is a member of the Retina International, of the Greek Alliance of Rare Diseases, of the Age-Related Macular Degeneration Alliance International and co-founder of the Greek Guide Dog Foundation.